Members of the Chicago Elections Project include:

Richard Anderson is postdoctoral fellow at Penn State University’s Humanities Institute.  He holds a Ph.D in history from Princeton studying twentieth-century U.S. political, labor, and urban history. His book project, Windy City Spoils: Machine Politics and Urban Liberalism in Richard J. Daley’s Chicago, 1945-1976 traces the arc of postwar American liberalism and the Democratic Party through a close study of Chicago’s famous political machine. Anderson sits on the National Council on Public History’s Committee on Advocacy and co-edits the NCPH blog, History@Work. He is a contributor and chapter editor for American Yawp, an online, open-source college textbook. In 2014 Anderson served as a research resident at the National Public Housing Museum in Chicago.

LaDale Winling, associate professor of history at Virginia Tech, is an urban and political historian.  He is the author of the book Building the Ivory Tower: Universities and Metropolitan Development in the Twentieth Century. Winling helped create Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America, an investigation into housing, finance, and racial discrimination institutionalized by the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation.

Researchers of the CEP include

J. Castillo-Alvarado is a double major in history and political science at Virginia Tech with research interests in race, gender, education, and spatial inequality. She has conducted data entry and cleanup and georeferenced historical maps with ArcGIS.

Marco Alcocer is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. His research explores how criminal organizations, politicians, and voters interact, and how these interactions affect the electoral and policymaking process in democratic countries.

Advisors of the Chicago Elections Project include

D. Bradford Hunt, Newberry Library

Nora Krinitsky, Case Western Reserve University

Christopher Manning, Loyola University Chicago

Christopher Reed, Roosevelt University

In Memoriam: we remember the late Margaret Garb, professor of history at Washington University, who advised this project and whose work on the book Freedom’s Ballot helped inspire it. Professor Garb died in December of 2018. Please read her obituary here.